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Is it der, die oder das Fundament?


The correct article in German of Fundament is das. So it is das Fundament! (nominative case)

The word Fundament is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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German articles are used similarly to the English articles,a and the. However, they are declined differently (change) according to the number, gender and case of their nouns.

In the German language, the gender and therefore article is fixed for each noun.

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The most difficult part of learning the German language is the articles (der, die, das) or rather the gender of each noun. The gender of each noun in German has no simple rule. In fact, it can even seem illogical. For example das Mädchen, a young girl is neutral while der Junge, a young boy is male.

It is a good idea to learn the correct article for each new word together - even if it means a lot of work. For example learning "der Hund" (the dog) rather than just Hund by itself. Fortunately, there are some rules about gender in German that make things a little easier. It might be even nicer if these rules didn't have exceptions - but you can't have everything! The best way to learn them is with the App - Der-Die-Das Train! (available for iOS and Android)

German nouns belong either to the gender masculine (male, standard gender) with the definite article der, to the feminine (feminine) with the definite article die, or to the neuter (neuter) with the definite article das.

  • for masculine: points of the compass, weather (Osten, Monsun, Sturm; however it is: das Gewitter), liquor/spirits (Wodka, Wein, Kognak), minerals, rocks (Marmor, Quarz, Granit, Diamant);

  • for feminine: ships and airplanes (die Deutschland, die Boeing; however it is: der Airbus), cigarette brands (Camel, Marlboro), many tree and plant species (Eiche, Pappel, Kiefer; aber: der Flieder), numbers (Eins, Million; however it is: das Dutzend), most inland rivers (Elbe, Oder, Donau; aber: der Rhein);

  • for neutrals: cafes, hotels, cinemas (das Mariott, das Cinemaxx), chemical elements (Helium, Arsen; however it is: der Schwefel, masculine elements have the suffix -stoff), letters, notes, languages and colors (das Orange, das A, das Englische), certain brand names for detergents and cleaning products (Ariel, Persil), continents, countries (die artikellosen: (das alte) Europa; however exceptions include: der Libanon, die Schweiz …).

German declension of Fundament?

How does the declension of Fundament work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

1 Singular Plural
Nominative das Fundament die Fundamente
Genitive des Fundaments des Fundamentes der Fundamente
Dative dem Fundament den Fundamenten
Akkusative das Fundament die Fundamente

What is the meaning of Fundament in German?

Fundament has various definitions in German:

[1] Building: The substructure of a building or a machine

[1] Bauwesen: der Unterbau eines Gebäudes oder einer Maschine

[2] Translated: Basis of something

[2] übertragen: Grundlage von etwas

How to use Fundament in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fundament with translations in English.

[1] Für das Fundament des Hauses ist noch Erde auszuheben.

[1] For the foundation of the house, earth is still to be extended

[1] „Sie stand neben ihm, als die Fundamente des neuen Zuhauses gelegt wurden.“

[1] "She stood next to him when the foundations of the new home were laid"

[2] Vertrauen ist das Fundament einer glücklichen Partnerschaft.

[2] Trust is the foundation of a happy partnership

[2] „Damit das Kaufvorhaben auf sicherem Fundament steht, haben die Experten von Interhyp einen 10-Punkte-Plan erstellt.“

[2] "So that the purchase project is on a safe foundation, the Interhyp experts have created a 10-point plan"

[2] „Daran sehen wir, dass die Sprache als Fundament der Herrschaft begriffen wird.“

[2] "We see that the language is understood as the foundation of rule"

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